Free to pray, give thanks

Published 9:30 am Wednesday, July 10, 2024

May you and your family have a joyful and safe Independence Day. As we come together to celebrate with loved ones, let us recognize and appreciate the freedoms we are fortunate to have. 

It is important to remember the words of Scripture, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,” and to understand the role we, as Christians, play in shaping our country by spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ. Trusting in the Lord is vital for the survival of our nation. 

In today’s world, where there are many challenges and uncertainties, it is our duty as believers to pray for our leaders, military and first responders. Despite the imperfections and sacrifices, we are privileged to live in the greatest nation on earth, where we can live freely and worship peacefully. 

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God’s grace and mercy have been instrumental in granting us this freedom. Let us express gratitude for all the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon the United States. As we commemorate this Independence Day, let us focus on the Lordship of Jesus Christ and continue to pray for His guidance in our nation’s journey. 

Have a blessed and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend!

Dunford Cole is pastor at Campground and Rutledge Methodist Church.